To this day, only two FDA-approved medications have been developed to tackle hair loss - minoxidil and finasteride. For today, we’ll be talking about minoxidil.
Minoxidil’s effectiveness is astounding, especially when fighting androgenetic alopecia. However, we do need to come clean about something: the exact way that minoxidil is able to fight pattern hair loss is not that well understood. It’s a science that still is evolving, but the good thing is that we know it works.